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Reality Blog: Discovering How to Plan and Organize The Writer’s Life

By Tracy Clement Wilson | March 30, 2018

Sometimes it can feel like you’re busy all day, but that you still haven’t gotten anything done. Fortunately, there are tools and tricks you can use to get organized and make sure you’re doing what you need to do when you need to do it.

Member Update: What Are You Waiting For?

By Heather Robson | March 26, 2018

Are there things you want to get done, but haven’t… even though you’ve been wanting them for a long time? One question to ask is, what are you waiting for? Another is, how will you feel if your window of opportunity closes?

Reality Blog: Luck or Success? I’ll Take Success, Thanks

By Tracy Clement Wilson | March 23, 2018

Being lucky in business may sound good… but why leave your success to chance, when hard work and preparation are the more certain path? And the one you can control. If you have to choose between luck or success, go with success!

3 Surprising Benefits of Being Your Own Best Client

By Michele Peterson | March 14, 2018

It’s easier to trust someone who actually walks the walk of whatever they do instead of just talking the talk. If they’ve successfully done what they’re promising to help you with, you’re more apt to believe they can get results for you, too. It’s the same with web writing. By treating yourself as your own best client, you can show your prospects you walk the walk.

Learn to Make Quick, Confident Decisions

By Tamara Powell | March 7, 2018

As writers and freelancers, we make dozens of decisions every day. And all those decisions accumulate to take a mental toll… which means it can get harder to make important decisions as the day wears on. Find out how to combat this decision fatigue.

Reality Blog: Adopt a Winning Mentality

By Tracy Clement Wilson | February 23, 2018

Watching the Olympics can inspire you as a writer. The qualities and actions that get an Olympian to the podium are similar to what will propel you to success. Learn how to develop that winning mentality.

Becoming the Boss: Critical Management Tips for Your Freelance Business

By Candice Lazar | February 14, 2018

When you transition from employment to freelancing full time, you become the boss. That means you need to manage your own time, handle your own paperwork, and land your own clients. Inside, you’ll find some management tips for freelancers that can help you enjoy a smooth transition into being the boss.

Member Update: Pick One Wrong Thing, and Stop

By Heather Robson | February 12, 2018

We all have them. Little things we do that undermine our productivity, our creativity, and our business progress. They’re small, so we don’t think to change them. But changing just one wrong thing could have a big, big impact on your business.